Handbook of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology

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Gianfranco Denes, Luigi Pizzamiglio
Psychology Press, 1999 - Medical - 1108 pages
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The domain of neuroscience has had one of the most explosive growths in recent decades: within this development there has been a remarkable and renewed interest in the study of the relations between behaviour and the central nervous system. Part of this new attention is connected with the contribution of new technologies (PET, fMRI) permitting more precise mapping of neural structures responsible for cognitive functions and the development of new theoretical models of mental activities.
The diffusion of new pathologies (for example the pattern of cognitive impairment associated with AIDS) has further enlarged the field of clinical neuropsychology. Finally there has been an expanding clinical interest in the understanding and management of age-related cognitive changes.
This volume is the translated and updated version of the second edition of Manuale di Neuropsicologia (Zanichelli, 1996), by the same authors, and it reflects the current status of the art. It is intended to blend clinical and theoretical aspects of neuropsychology. The first part discusses the instrumental and clinical methods of investigation in neuropsychology, together with their development. A long section is dedicated to the language and memory disorders. The impairment of non-verbal cognitve functions, such as the disorders of space orientation, of of visuo-perceptive abilities, and of the emotions and attention, are extensively discussed. The pattern of degenerative dementias is thorougly described, as e is thoroughly described, as well as a number of new topics, such as a neuropsychological approach to consciousness. Finally, perspectives for treatment of some cognitive disorders are outlined.
 

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Contents

Behavioural Methods
15
Electrophysiological Methods
33
The Evaluation of Experimental Data
57
Neuroimaging Methods
69
The Methodological Foundations
95
LANGUAGE DISORDERS
133
The Neurological Foundations of
155
Clinical Aspects of Aphasia
181
Neuropsychology of Attention
509
The Frontal Lobe
525
Acute Confusional State
571
Calculations and Number
583
Neuropsychology of Emotions
613
Interhemispheric Disconnection
635
The Neuropsychological Approach
671
Definition and Diagnostic
689

Phonological Disorders
195
LexicalSemantic Disorders
215
Grammatical Deficits in Aphasia
245
Disorders of Conceptual Thinking
273
Acquired Dyslexias and Dysgraphias
289
Neuropsychological Disorders
321
Agnosia
371
The Neuropsychology of Music
409
Apraxia
421
Constructional Apraxia
441
Visuospatial and Imagery Disorders
453
Unilateral Neglect and Related
479
Disorders of Body Awareness and Body
497
Alzheimers Disease
699
NonAlzheimer Dementias
747
Slowly Progressive Isolated Cognitive
775
Language Disorders in Dementia
809
Recovery of Cerebral Functions
849
Aphasia Rehabilitation
869
Heminattentive disorder 877 orkri
899
850
988
856
1017
Constructive apraxia
1095
862
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About the author (1999)

Denes is with the Department of Neurology, Venice Hospital, Italy.

Pizzamiglio is with the University of Rome, Italy.

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